Steven Heller

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Alt-Dystopian Flags

Heller rounds up a selection of fictional alternate history flag designs from different stories and miniseries.

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Vintage Goya

"The Disasters of War" by Francisco Goya is arguably as or even more powerful and poignant than any of the other timeless anti-war artworks—which is why their presence on wine bottles raises some questions.

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When Politics Was Art

Victor Navasky's satiric magazine Monocle, published from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, had its finger on the pulse of things to come.

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Bodoni: The Graphic Novel

This graphically illustrated book titled Bodoni was created by Venetian designer Giorgio Camuffo with text based very loosely on the life of Giambattista Bodoni by Giuseppe De Lama published in 1816.

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Decoration Is Not A Four Letter Word

This unique 1928 volume Talens, which is a textbook on making decorative design for fabric, textiles was illustrated by J. Van Lerven from the school of Art and Design in Arnhem and text by C. Vakahuizen Van Den Brink from Utrecht.

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When Comics Were Comic

From the '20s through the '50s, our favorite comics were not stand-up stars or talk show hosts, they were the masters of vaudeville transformed on screen.